I couldn’t more excited than I am today for this series to begin! Last year I brought you the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. There were SO many great cookies and bars!! This year I decided that since I’ve become passionate about my crazy wild fitness journey, I’d share some fantastic neighbor gift ideas that aren’t loaded down with an overwhelming amount of unhealthy ingredients. Believe me, you are in for a real treat for the next twelve days and I’m sure you will get some really awesome ideas for your neighbors, friends, co-workers, and even family!
Snack mixes are so fun, and although caramel popcorn is the typical indulgence, you can still have a great snack without feeling guilty. I learned maybe a year or so about the dangers of microwave popcorn. Food Babe (whom I absolutely LOVE) has an excellent article about Why Microwave Popcorn Is An Absolute Health Nightmare. I haven’t made or eaten microwave popcorn ever since. Now, I just air pop some organic non GMO popcorn kernels that I’ve picked up from my local health food store and can feel good about what I’m putting in my body! But back to this yummy snack mix. What’s so great about it is how versatile it is. You can add in your favorite ‘mix-ins’ and leave out the things you don’t like! Packaged up with some Christmas ornaments, rafia, and twine, you’ve got an excellent and tasty gift!
Holiday Popcorn Snack Mix
- 1/8 c. Unpopped organic non GMO popcorn kernels
- 1/2 c. Yogurt covered pretzels
- 1/2 c. Chocolate covered pretzels
- 1/2 c. Honey roasted peanuts
- 1/2 c. Annie's Honey Bunny Grahams
- 1/4 c. Honey roasted sesame sticks
- 1/4 c. Burnt sugar almonds
- In an air popcorn popper, pop your unpopped kernels. Combine remaining ingredients. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container.
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